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17th November 2021

Beating biofilms: new study identifies essential genes for bacterial survival in the environment

Scientists from the Quadram Institute at the Norwich Research Park have made an important discovery into the workings of bacterial communities. Using a newly developed method, they have discovered the genes used by bacteria to live within complex communities called biofilms. This could lead...

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17th November 2021

Same day test identifies secondary infections in COVID-19 patients

A same-day test has been shown to successfully identify secondary infections for patients on intensive care in hours rather than days, according to research from Guy’s and St Thomas’ and the Quadram Institute. The DNA sequencing-based test was evaluated by doctors in the intensive...

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22nd October 2021

New research explores role of travel in transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Zimbabwe

Quadram Institute researchers working with scientists in Zimbabwe have built up a detailed picture of how SARS-CoV-2 variants were introduced and transmitted in the southern African country during 2020. Their findings, published in The Lancet Global Health, are based on the genomic sequencing of...

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21st October 2021

Bowel cancer microbiome interactions uncovered in new study

Researchers from the Quadram Institute have led a study that has uncovered a new link between the microbiome and bowel cancer progression. Bowel cancer, or colorectal cancer, is one of the most common cancers, and is second only to lung cancer in the number...

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5th October 2021

Top award wins for Quadram Institute communications team

The Quadram Institute’s Communications and Engagement team has won three top awards in the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations Pride 2021 awards. The awards, held virtually on 5 October, saw the Quadram Institute team win: Gold for Best Internal Communications with virtual Coffee...

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5th October 2021

Survey uncovers diversity of Vibrio in prawns bought in the UK

Quadram Institute researchers have carried out a survey of prawns in the UK for Vibrio bacteria, in an effort to understand the bacterium’s potential contribution to human disease and its resistance to antibiotics. They found that whilst 46% of prawns were contaminated with Vibrio,...

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16th September 2021

The gut microbiome and psychiatric disorders

Lindsay Hall from the Quadram Institute has contributed to a comprehensive review to answer a question of how psychiatric disorders are linked to changes in the gut microbiome. The review was led by Viktoriya Nokolova and colleagues from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology &...

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15th September 2021

Targeting a specific immune cell could protect against antibiotic-induced breast cancer progression

Leading scientists have identified a possible link between antibiotic use and the speed of breast cancer growth in mice, and identified a type of immune cell that could be targeted to reverse it. In a new study funded by Breast Cancer Now, researchers from...

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Year in Industry student Bethany Hartley

14th September 2021

My pandemic year in science communication

By Bethany Hartley Over the 2020/21 academic year I worked with the science communication team from the Quadram Institute as part of my year in industry degree to gain skills in science communication and public engagement. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, most of the...

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13th September 2021

Meet the kitchen garden of the future: sustainable vertical farming meets personalised nutrition

Sustainable vertical farming and personalised nutrition in the home from kitchen gardens that grow produce to match individual dietary needs.

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